Bandwidth Management — Intelligently Prioritising and Managing Bandwidth
As much as 50% of WAN bandwidth is often used by non-essential traffic, including recreational and social traffic such as social networking. This can seriously impact business-critical applications, which have to contend with restricted bandwidth and are often delayed as a result. In order to ensure that essential traffic receives a sufficiently high priority level, effective bandwidth management is necessary to prevent congestion and make sure the network operates properly.
Sangfor uses a combination of technical solutions to ensure bandwidth is managed effectively:
- Quality of Service (QoS) reduces bandwidth congestion and ensures business-critical applications are processed on time by setting policy rules to determine individual priorities.
- Webpush analyses users’ requests and anticipates requirements by pre-fetching objects, making full use of remaining bandwidth and accelerating web-based applications.
- comprehensive reports and statistics that analyse traffic flows, identify bandwidth abuse and show where bottlenecks occur are provided; these enable network administrators to focus on areas of the WAN that require optimisation.
WAN administrators are able to manage availability based on usage and apply variances at different times of the day to handle peaks and troughs of demand. The outcome is a network that can cope with the demands that are made on it and which can deliver critical data at the right time.